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hello sir. is there any harm to the horse if i apply hoof oil to the hoof wall all of a sudden?

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HELLO ROHIT...

NO...In warm dry conditions, should be applied 3/4 times a week.

Water is "a two edge sword"...the hoof will hydrate, then with extreme temperatures
dry out badly and actually harden the hoof capsule as to cause cracking & spliting.

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Joepaul Meyers,CJF

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With over 40yrs. as a Certified Journeyman/Master Farrier, I have taught at the Univ.& Trade School levels. My specialty is Veterinary Farriery, Lameness and Therapeutic shoeing.

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